Woman Who Walked Into The Sea

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Cal McGill watches the young woman through the dirty windscreen of his Toyota. There’s something compelling about her stillness, about the length of time she has been standing square-shouldered, erect, staring out to sea. What has brought her to this remote beach, he asks himself. Is she a kindred spirit who finds refuge by the shore? Idle curiosity soon turns into another investigation for oceanographer and loner McGill as he embarks on a quest to discover why, 26 years earlier, another young woman stood on the same beach before walking into the waves. According to the police, she killed herself and her unborn baby. McGill questions this version of events and confronts the jealousies, tensions and threats of a coastal community determined to hold on to its secrets.

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The daughter who nobody wanted learns the truth about the mother she never knew. A page-turning, heart-breaking mystery ‘full of surprises … this is a classic whodunit’ (Scotsman).

Cal McGill is a unique investigator and oceanographer who uses his expertise to locate things – and sometimes people – lost or missing at sea.

His expertise could unravel the haunting mystery of why, twenty-six years ago on a remote Scottish beach, Megan Bates strode out into the cold ocean and let the waves wash her away.

Megan’s daughter, Violet Wells, was abandoned as a baby on the steps of a local hospital just hours before the mother she never knew took her own life.

As McGill is drawn into Violet’s search for the truth, he encounters a coastal community divided by obsession and grief, and united only by a conviction that its secrets should stay buried…

Praise for The Woman Who Walked into the Sea:


‘An always entertaining and gripping mystery … Infinitely better written than the majority of its competitors’
Herald

‘A classic whodunit. A mystery from the school of Ruth Rendell, and I can’t imagine anyone who likes those not delighting in this’ Scotsman

‘Cal McGill is a triumph … a wonderfully unique creation’ crimefictionlover.com

‘Simply intoxicating’ Library Journal

Praise for The Sea Detective:

‘Raises the bar for Scottish crime fiction … elegantly written and compelling’ Scotsman

‘Promises to be a fine series of detective novels’ Sunday Times Crime Book of the Month

‘Excellent’ Literary Review – top five crime books of the year

‘A compelling protagonist’ The Times Literary Supplement

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Weight 0.266 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

373

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K